Hot Pepper mill

March 8, 2011

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Urban Gardening

March 7, 2011

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On my way to the galleries at Seoul National University  I followed a trail through the forest.  This was the view of the city on the edge of the woods and soon after I started walking on the trail,  I discovered patches of spinach and mustard greens (spinach mulched with garlic stalks) and eventually stumbled […]

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Hand Implements

March 7, 2011

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Here we have the beloved Korean Hoe, a Tosi, bamboo wristlet and Kkakji, bamboo thimbles to protect farmer’s finger tips.

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March 5, 2011

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Farmer clothes

February 24, 2011

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At the National Folk Museum, I found a good collection of farmer fashion.  The picture to the left is a woven rain coat.       Ramie and hemp fabrics were usually used during summer because they absorbed sweat and allowed for breathing.  Often, people dyed the fabrics beautiful colors with natural pigments from plants. […]

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Wildcrafting

February 20, 2011

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Wildcrafting and Famine Relief From the National Folk Museum ” In Spring, wild vegetables like mugwort and wild Alliums are found in the mountains and fields.  Koreans believed that these wild vegetables bring back one’s appetite after the lean winter and introduce the start of spring.  However, gathering wild vegetables was also a sign of […]

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mini KIMCHI factory

February 18, 2011

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